Institute For Systematic Botany
The Institute for Systematic Botany (ISB) was formed in 1990 with mission to promote basic research in plant systematics and to coordinate research, educational, and service programs at the University of South Florida.
Current research projects at the ISB include the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants, the Flora of Florida, and monographic and systematic studies.
The ISB provides support for the USF Herbarium, operates a plant identification service in cooperation with the herbarium, and supports other plant related organizations in the community and the University. The ISB also supports the Tryon Lecture Series and brings research scientists to USF to interact with ISB members, and Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology faculty and students.
Richard P. Wunderlin
Research: Bauhinia (Fabaceae), Cucurbitaceae, Flora of Florida
Clinton J. Dawes
Research: Physiological ecology and structure of seaweeds and seagrasses
Frederick B. Essig
Research: Palm flora of New Guinea, Clematis (Ranunculaceae), carnivorous plants
Bruce F. Hansen
Research: Apocynaceae, Flora of Florida
Diane Te Strake
Ron Chicone, Jr., Data Entry Technician & Field Botanist
Alan Franck, Associate Curator